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AFP: A picture taken on July 17, 2017, shows the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, after Palestinian Muslim worshippers refused to enter the compound due to newly-implemented security measures by Israeli authorities which include metal detectors and cameras.
July 18, 2017 - 16:36 GMT
Can the people of Jerusalem — the living, breathing city, not just a city of heritage — ever live in peace without a clear definition of the management of holy space in Jerusalem?
Traditionally, all Iranian presidents have been on the defensive, trying to protect their domain, while the Supreme Leader has always been on the offensive, trying to expand his orbit of power. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
Turkey-based writer Selim Celal questions whether its possible for Iran to change its current political system.
Could the problem with youth disengagement partially stem from the ways we measure and quantify it?
July 10, 2017 - 12:38 GMT
When the average age of suicide bombers is estimated to be between 20 and 22, it appears a number of young people are willing to misguidedly give up their lives for a cause. They are incredibly engaged with something – it is just not something we condone, encourage, or understand.
A Witch Hunt Too Far? SJW Metrics Arrive in MENA.
July 05, 2017 - 18:24 GMT
Yesterday, everybody's favorite “88 Things Your Arab Says” website turned a little towards the dark side.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani prior to a scheduled meeting at the State Department | AFP
June 28, 2017 - 20:30 GMT
Behind closed doors support for Israel, the isolation of Qatar and the promotion of bin Salman to Crown Prince are elements of Saudi Arabia’s greater pivot towards the United States.
The meaning of
June 21, 2017 - 11:29 GMT
Gotcha. As you clicked on the link which brought you to this article, you probably thought you had a pretty good idea of what “mainstream media” was (CNN, BBC, FOX...right?).
People attend a vigil outside Finsbury Park Mosque in north London on June 20, 2017, following a van attack on pedestrians nearby on June 19. Ten people were injured and a man also died at the scene after a van drove into a crowd of Muslim worshippers near a mosque in London in the early hours of Monday. (Tolga Akmen/AFP)
June 21, 2017 - 10:25 GMT
How far away from the mainstream actually are far-right hate speakers?
Only weeks before the attack, Robinson released a video in which he warned that
June 20, 2017 - 10:49 GMT
Despite rallying against terror and jumping to condemn extremism at every dreaded news flash, key figures on the right and in the right-wing media continue to spew divisive rhetoric that fuels anti-Muslim hatred.
AFP: Egypt's parliament agreed on June 14, 2017, a controversial maritime agreement with Saudi Arabia that transfers the two Red Sea islands to the kingdom, state television and a lawmaker said. The deal, which is still under challenge in court, had sparked rare protests in the country with the opposition accusing the government of selling Egyptian territory to its Saudi benefactors.
June 17, 2017 - 16:48 GMT
This weeks MENA update considers the timing of the $12 billion US arms deal with Qatar, and Egypt's cotroversial bill to secede the Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
This week London fell victim to the third terrorist attack in Britain in three months. (AFP)
June 07, 2017 - 19:44 GMT
he West’s ‘War on Terror’ is failing, and it is now more important than ever to re-think anti-terror and anti-radicalization strategies.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on June 4, 2017, following the June 3 terror attack. (AFP/Justin Tallis)
June 05, 2017 - 16:30 GMT
Surprisingly few details are known about the Conservative PM's pledge to slash immigration ahead of elections on June 8.
A recent meeting in Europ does not appear to have gone well | Eric FEFERBERG / AFP
June 04, 2017 - 11:53 GMT
The current diplomatic rift between Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom is more consequential than a short-term falling out between allies.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a joint press conference following his meeting with his Russian counterpart at the Versailles Palace, near Paris, on May 29, 2017. (AFP/Geoffery Van Der Hasselt)
May 30, 2017 - 16:30 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken out strongly against Syrian President Assad, but overall his foreign policy looks to be a continuation of the Sarkozy and Hollande presidencies.
Some 10,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have been ordered to pick up and move elsewhere. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2017 - 18:30 GMT
The Lebanese army has ordered the eviction of 10,000 refugees living in the Bekaa Valley, sparking fears that it could lead to forced returns to Syria - which would be a violation of international law.
Members of the Iraqi forces get ready in Mosul's northwestern al-Haramat neighborhood before going to the front line on May 13, 2017, during the ongoing offensive to retake the city from Daesh fighters. (AFP/Fadel Senna)
May 14, 2017 - 16:30 GMT
Defeating Daesh means changing the root cause of the problem, and giving people a third choice besides one oppressor and another.
Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. (AFP/File)
May 10, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The rabble-rousing cleric used to inspire fear and mayhem; now, he seems to be cutting a nationalist path that breaks away from 'organized Shiism.'